Mont Pinnacle (Eastern Townships): Trail Report

A long weekend in the Eastern Townships is always a good idea, mostly because they have something for everyone to enjoy. Hiking Mont Pinnacle was an easy win for the day, and we were rewarded with dramatic cliffs, calming waters, fresh winds, and rolling blue green mountains in the backdrop.

Suggested Stops

We stayed up at Mont Experience Hereford, an easy drive from Mont Pinnacle and lodgings that thoroughly enjoyed. They have four adorable pods for rent along with great campsites, all at the base of the hiking trails for Mont Hereford. There might be something to this glamping thing, because I certainly didn’t mind having a real bed, fire place, and shower for the weekend. 😉 #luckyduck In the area there is also Bleu Lavande and Parc-de-la-gorge-de-coaticook to visit.

Important Insights

Note that the trails are closed during the thaw period (spring, aka mud season).

Land Acknowledgement

These are the lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and Abenaki / Abénaquis people.⁠ It is important as avid hikers and stewards of the land, to acknowledge and understand the full story our surroundings along with the people that care for her, both past and present. As sourced from native-land.ca, if there are corrections please send to victoria@girlgonegood.com.

Land Management

Mont Pinnacle trail at Parc Harold F. Baldwin (Mont Pinacle - Sentier des Moulins) is managed by the Eastern Townships.

Suggested Stops

We stayed up at Mont Experience Hereford, an easy drive from Mont Pinnacle and lodgings that thoroughly enjoyed. They have four adorable pods for rent along with great campsites, all at the base of the hiking trails for Mont Hereford. There might be something to this glamping thing, because I certainly didn’t mind having a real bed, fire place, and shower for the weekend. 😉 #luckyduck In the area there is also Bleu Lavande and Parc-de-la-gorge-de-coaticook to visit.

GPS Coordinates

45.03703458070481, -71.90876879557852

Street Address

1883 chemin May, Coaticook (QC) J1A 2S4

Directions

The parking for this trail is at the fire station where there’s plenty of room to park and the bonus of real washrooms. Oh and a spot to eat post hike as well. There is no parking at the trailhead itself. It’s an easy walk up the road 100m to reach the trailhead on the right.

Parking

Located at the Fire Station

Cell Reception

Yes

Washrooms

Washrooms available at the parking lot.

Accessibility

No

Trail Details

Entrance Fee

Hours of Operation

All seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.

Trail Map

Available from Eastern Townships.

Trailhead

Located across the road from the parking lot. 100m up.

Number of Trails

4

Total Distance (km)

6

Elevation Gain (m)

675

Cell Reception

Yes

Features

Woodlands

Activities

Hiking

Dogs

Permitted on-leash